Have you seen the new Harry Potter trailer? It cures cancer! It will bring peace to the Middle East! It’s in every way shape or form the greatest trailer to ever be created in the history of advertising. Well, that all might be a bit of a stretch, but the first teaser for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows, which will be the final chapter in what will be a ten year old saga of eight films, finally coming to an end. As noted in the trailer, the film has been split into two parts, one released this November and one coming in the summer. This allows fan boys and girls to complain less when their favorite scenes are cut, but more importantly for Warner Bros, it means twice the money.
That being said, the trailer looks surprisingly fantastic—David Yates, who directed the last two films with a photorealistic drowned out colored look, will be helming both parts, while screenwriter Steve Kloves once again is at the typewriter. The one sad omission though is cinematography Bruno Delbonnel, who did a fantastic job on the last installment. In his place though, is Eduardo Serra, who did a good job on both Defiance and Blood Diamond for Edward Zwick. Anyways, the trailer below makes sure that you are aware that this is the most epic thing since the man invented fire, and if you don’t see it, you are a generally terrible person. Judge for yourself below, but they might be right.